Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Open Sketch Day in Tama Zoo

Aaron Blaise, a skilled and well known artist visited Japan and he had open sketch day in a zoo. I went there and was able to walk behind him together with other participants, and was able to see how he capture animals on his sketch pad. His deep understanding and analysis make him enable draw perfect form of any creature regardless the subject being stay still or not during sketching.









While he drew animals, I tried capture him.
Thank you Aaron for the inspiration and those who organized the day as well.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

巣鴨散策スケッチ会

シンガポールから来ていたスケッチャーさんで、昨年タイでのスケッチイベントでもお会いしていた Alvin Tanさんと、いつものスケッチ仲間と巣鴨でスケッチ会しました。前半はいい気候で、街中を、昼過ぎからは雨が降ってきたのでインドアにこもってのフード、ポートレイトスケッチにシフトしました。

Alvin Tanさんは、油絵、ブラシペン、水彩の3つの画材を使って描かれていた実力派でした。

















Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Ginza weekend

Jenny and Teoh from Singapore, Atsuko and I met in Ginza, Tokyo. We went to open market held by Tokyo Forum. Sketched shoppers( people in motion) there.( Teoh left then soon) Later after lunch, three of us ladies went to Ginza 6, a newly built department store, we captured the view seen from roof floor. It was fine day, the temperature was ideal for sketching. Enjoyed your company all!





















Monday, May 8, 2017

ゴールデンウィークの泉の森公園

連休も終盤、穏やかな天気に恵まれ、水彩の会のみなさんと地元の公園に行きました。
池で釣りをする人たちは、キャッチアンドリリースを楽しんでいるのだそうで、じっと座っている様子は画面の中に描き込むのに十分な時間のゆとりを持つことができました。もっと水面や奥の林の表現を研究したいところです。



会の皆さんとの集合時間まで少し間があったので、もう一枚かなり乱暴に描いてみました。あまりリアリティーにこだわらず、リズムやムード重視の一枚です。



Saturday, April 22, 2017

55th WWSCは江の島

6名が集まり江の島を散策スケッチ会しました。江の島は初めて来たという人もいて食べ歩きしたり、帰りは船に乗ったり、コンパクトな広さのなかで1日楽しめました。

























Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Cherry blossoms viewing at Senbonzakura

I went to one of the well known Cherry blossoms viewing points in Kanagawa prefecture Yamato city called “Senbonzakura”it literary means thousand cherry blossoms trees ( although there aren't that many trees, we often use the word “thousand” whenever we find a large number of them.)

I often wonder what is the definition of sketches, and what differenciate it from painting. But as far as I follow USk's manifest that says : “Draw on location, capture what we see from direct observation, be truthful to the scenes we witness, share our drawings online”, I think these can be called sketches.

When I arrived this location, it was sunny and the light was ideal, I saw many people enjoy walking, taking photos, having lunch on the ground.




Then when I started making second sketch, the sky was already getting cloudy and eventually it started raining.



Friday, April 7, 2017

新宿御苑スケッチ会

3月にParisからCaroleさんが、4月にHong Kong からSandyさんと、SingaporeからHuiさんと彼女のお母さんが東京を訪れていたので、スケッチ仲間と2回に渡り新宿御苑を訪れました。

あいにく桜見にはまだ早かった3月後半。















桜がようやく咲く始めたけれど、あいにくの雨となった4月の初日。







Thanks for your participation! See you sometime again.